June 7, 2013 Friday's holiday wasn't the brain child of doughnut vendors trying to push their sugary, deep-fried treats (though some will give them to you for free). The holiday stems from the wartime volunteer service of "dough girls" — and even helped to lighten the dark days of Vietnam POWs.
June 7, 2013 Stories ignite our imagination, let us leap over cultural walls and cross the barriers of time. They affirm who we are, and allow us to experience the similarities between ourselves and others. In this hour, TED speakers explore the art of storytelling — and how good stories have the power to transform our perceptions of the world.
June 6, 2013 The pop star has booked a seat on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, following in the footsteps of fellow celebrities Ashton Kutcher, Leonardo DiCaprio and Angelina Jolie.
June 6, 2013 Why do some movies that are calculated to make huge money succeed while others crash and burn?
June 6, 2013 Chef Roblé Ali has prepared meals for big names, including President Obama and Michael Jackson. He climbed the ranks in the restaurant world and now, he runs his own catering service and has a reality TV show. He talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about serving clients with unusual tastes, and shares tips on hosting summer parties.
June 5, 2013 When 15 episodes of a television show drop all at once, what's a critic to do? The return of Arrested Development set off interesting internal and external conflicts.
June 5, 2013 Seven years after Fox canceled the cult-favorite sitcom, a fourth season of Arrested Development is streaming on Netflix. The show's creator, Mitch Hurwitz, tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that if the show doesn't get the right ratings this time, he can't blame the time slot.
June 5, 2013 Television isn't through yet with one of Hollywood's most famous romances.
June 4, 2013 Show creator Mitch Hurwitz advises against binge-watching the new season, but TV critic David Bianculli begs to differ. He says hidden identities and perplexing mysteries unfold slowly, and watching everything in one sitting helps make those connections even clearer.
June 4, 2013 Having a thick ribbon tied around your neck in the sweltering heat is, by all accounts, a revolting experience. We discovered that only 8 percent of men in our newsroom wear ties on any given summer day. We wondered, are we on the brink of a major fashion trend?